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The Robby® range of domestic and light commercial dry steamers are ideal for maintaining good housekeeping hygiene. Most are direct fill machines meaning they can clean and sanitise for up to approx 90 minutes in one go.  

Surfaces are easily sanitised and de-greased without any harsh chemical products.  All machines are supplied with a full range of accessories for any cleaning task.

What is a steam cleaner?

A steam cleaner is an appliance that uses only a small amount of clean, cold tap water, heated in a boiler powered by using electricity to sanitise, clean and deodorise virtually any surface without the need to use detergents.

How does a steam cleaner work?

Using only a small amount of tap water, a steam cleaner creates a low moisture vapour that carries heat to the surface you wish to treat. The heat combined with light agitation does the work. In combination with a wide variety of accessories it can be used for an unlimited number of applications.

What is 'Dry' Steam Vapour?

Steam is called 'dry' if it only contains around 5% to 6% water and is much less dense than the air we breathe. It is clean with temperatures high enough to kill bacteria and germs, emulsify grease and oil as well as other surface contaminants. The result: a completely hygienic and dry surface.

What are the advantages of Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaners do not use detergent – just the power of steam to clean. Steam cleaners work so well because the heat from the steam emulsifies the dirt and then the hot towel absorbs the soil. Steam cleaners will loosen dirt and baked-on mess.
Conventional vs Steam Cleaning
Steam cleaning will definitely help with controlling dust mites. Dust mites die at 130° F and the steam at the tip of most cleaners is usually over 200°. Steam cleaning does not prevent dust mites from coming back, so for consistent results you should consider steam cleaning your mattress about every 8 weeks.

What can I use a steam cleaner on?

Dry steam cleaning can be used on practically any surface except for those surfaces that are extremely heat sensitive. Surfaces such as silks, some very thin plastics, and some types of velour upholstery must be treated with great care.

Which type of surfaces are suitable for steam cleaning?

Vapor steam cleaning can be used on almost any hard or soft surface including: hardwood floors, counter tops, bathrooms, windows, grout, tile, upholstered furniture, curtains, bed spreads, auto interiors, and even stuffed animals. Most steam vapor cleaners come with a variety of attachments for different types of cleaning jobs.

When steaming carpets or upholstered furniture, wait until the surface is dry (about 15 minutes) and then vacuum with a HEPA vacuum cleaner to pick up all the dead dust mites and other dirt the steam cleaner loosened and pulled to the surface.

If you are using vapor steam cleaning on carpet, follow with a HEPA vacuum cleaner after it is dry to remove the waste that the vapor steam cleaner loosened and released during cleaning. Most steam cleaners have no method, other than cloths or bonnets, to extract debris.

Where does the water go?

The water is put into a special tank or boiler that super heats the water and changes it into hot dry steam. The unique benefit of our steam cleaners is that they produce a low moisture, high temperature steam that carries only about 6% water. We like to call this Dry steam because so little water is left behind and so little is used.

Do I need detergents in combination with steam?

In most cases, you do not need detergents, but for specialist applications such as gum removal a detergent might be required. The cleaning process can also be accelerated in some cases using a detergent combined with steam. OspreyDeepclean therefore offer manufacturer approved detergents, which can be used in combination with our steam technology. With the OspreyDeepclean dry steam technology the highest cleaning results are achieved.

What are benefits of using dry steam cleaners?

They are eco-friendly in using only water and heat to clean. They don’t leave behind toxic residue or stain clothing like some cleaning agents can.

They kill bacteria and germs. Bacteria such as e-coli, listeria, and salmonella are killed upon contact with the use of steam cleaners, as well as viruses, mildew, and dust mites. They are very versatile and with the right attachments can be used nearly anywhere on any surface.

Eliminates allergy triggers such as smoking, dust and dust mites, chemical residue, plants, animals, mold and mildew, and food.

With no hazardous chemicals being used, steam cleaners are safe for the chemically sensitive to use, saves money, and helps the environment.

What are the reasons to use an Industrial Steam Cleaner?

  • Saves You Time - Steam cleaning is quick and efficient.
  • Saves You Money - No other products are necessary for steam cleaning.
  • Hygienic Cleaning - No leftover chemicals or water remain on the appliance.
  • Natural Cleaning - No more hard-scrubbing or scraping, simply steam and wipe.
  • Healthier Cleaning - No harsh chemicals affecting you or your cleaning space.
  • Versatile Cleaning - Steam can be applied to a multiple of surfaces.
  • Environmentally Friendly - Steam uses no cleaning agents and requires low water consumption.

Disinfection vs Decontamination - Why Dry Steam Vapour Cleaning is Crucial to Fighting COVID-19


Dry steam cleaning fights the battle against bacteria and viruses on three fronts with thermal and chemical disinfection and decontamination by the mechanical action of surface penetration and extraction to eliminate contaminants. 

The SARS CoV-2 virus is enveloped by a fatty outer layer that’s susceptible to detergent and steam vapor. It penetrates common surfaces that are porous – like unvarnished wood — and/or have non-smooth, textured and rough surfaces that harbor and hide biofilm and soil. Where manual cleaning isn’t possible, the Dry Steam Vapour reaches those areas and delivers a hygienic environment, and peace of mind that it’s free from risks of infection. 

Scientific studies, focusing on the efficacy and removal of all biofilms and microbiological decontamination, demonstrated that Dry Steam Vapour performed equal to or better than disinfection practices. While the use of water and an approved detergent provides an environmentally friendly and more effective alternative to more toxic disinfectants. 

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